August 10, 2008 Dead on the Creek, Willits, California
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer
According to Moonalice legend, the tribe has struggled for millennia against the forces of prohibition and intolerance. The battle has ebbed and flowed. Outnumbered and lacking in aggressive tendencies, the Moonalice tribe learned early on to avoid direct confrontation. It found hideouts in times of trouble. One of these was the town of Willits, California. There seems to be a powerful shield around Willits which repels most bad guys. We’re not sure how it works, but last time the band was there, we felt its effects. Hardwood and Chubby Wombat Moonalice got burritos at a restaurant in town, looking forward to a tasty hot sauce platform. About an hour later, the whole world started dancing and it didn’t stop until long after the show ended. Some hot sauce!!! Needless to say, we’re looking for more.
According to Moonalice legend, August 10 is National S’mores Day. Eat ‘em if you’ve got ‘em. If you haven’t, fall back on traditional herbal remedies.
According to Moonalice legend, reality is only interesting in moderate doses. We bring this up because today is the 60th anniversary of Candid Camera, the original reality TV show. Did you know that the show began on radio as Candid Microphone? Didn’t think so. In the mid 60s, there were brief experiments with other reality TV formats, including Candid Acid Test, Candid Human Be In, Candid Inner City Riots and Candid Vietnam War, but none of them had any staying power. It turns out that people only want phony reality on TV. Which brings us to the Moonalice philosophy of Confusionism. Reality is all well and good, but you will be happier if you make your own.